1930 Gar Wood 28′ runabout. Has the Consolidated gauge panel, some hardware and a Scripps 202 engine.
Looking for a winter project? Okay, it may run into the Spring, Summer, fall, and winter again. But you get the idea. Going to the Racine boat show? Long time fellow Woody Boater Jim Staib from Fine Wood Boats is having a fall clearance on some BIG Rare project boats! One will be at Racine and the others are just an hour away in McHenry, IL
These are serious big time boats and complete are worthy of restoration.
Okay, it looks a little rough. But as a pattern boat, its pure gold
Its all there.
Needs a little TLC ish!
Rare Dash panel. This is a great way to get a project boat. Looks like crap, but why buy one thats been poorly done, or half way there? After all on a boat like this you are going to go all out, so just use the pattern
So, you don’t want a Garwood? How about this little, ..Large Gem . Comes with a Name ” Nirvana” You can change that to Miss LottaNirvana! Cause it takes that to do one of these. But, if you are about to do a project boat, this is the type of boat to do. Wood is wood, Labor is labor, the end product should be a great boat.
1930 Chris-Craft 28′ runabout. #3107 Little hardware. Originally A-70 powered and delivered to Minnesota. Named “Nirvana”
Okay, this looks worse that it appears. It’s all there.. Somewhere. Where did I put that hatch?
Oh, yeah, under the ivy.
Sitting next to a tree. Hey, at least the tree isn’t growing right through it.
Comes with a custom transom? That wood work took decades to perfect
Still has paint on her!
OH! Ouch. Yeah, I can’t spin this photo. It is what it is.
Very rare spoke wheel. Yes it needs the wheel part, but thats just a detail. It has some springs? Thats good
Throw a coat of paint on it, and call it preserved.
Some more of that unique Wood Work.
Okay, don’t want a painted boat? How about a more solid boat A 29′ Chris Craft. yes these are bigg’ns and worth it.
1929 Chris-Craft 26′ Runabout. #903 Little hardware. Probably the most solid of the three. ladder not included.
Has two huge tanks.
Interior, just needs a little leather cleaner and will clean up nice
This is a massive and very rare Chris Craft. And could be in your driveway soon.
You were gonna want to replace the covering boads anyway.
All the patterns are there. Even a strap pattern.
Just vacume it out. It may float
What an amazing design. All kidding aside, you know, finished this boat would be insane cool
Not a vintage ladder. Or trailer.
So we have had some fun today at Jims stuff’s expense. But, honestly if you are at the level where a huge project is your thing, don’t waste you time and money on an ordinary boat. The price of restoration would be no different doing a rare amazing boat like these than a similar boat thats been restored a bunch of times. These are serious boats that you would want to go all the way with, and why throw away half used wood or some old West System bottom. This is actually the smarter way to do this. buy the pattern in this sort of shape. The other good thing, is the Jim Staib factor. He is a great guy, and knows his stuff. No BS, not flim flamming, Jim pretty much sums up what these are all about.
“They all need EVERYTHING!”
Interested? Click HERE to FIne Wood Boats and talk with Jim. Meet him in Racine at the big International show!